Lacto-Fermented Jalapeno Slices

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I remember distinctly the first time I worked with jalapeno peppers in the kitchen. They were the first hot pepper I had ever worked with, and it showed. I got out my trusty cutting board and chef’s knife and set to chopping.

Thirty minutes later I was hunched over the sink, desperately trying to remove the searing heat from my nose which I’d inadvertently brushed with a finger that had come into contact with the heat of the jalapeno. (Dish soap and coconut oil works wonders for hot pepper burns, by the way.)

Besides jalapeno poppers, there aren’t a lot of great ideas for using up a glut of these green spicy guys. When I came into a couple of bagfuls recently, I decided to do what I usually do with just about every thing I have too much of – I fermented them.

And this time, with no gloves in sight, I donned plastic ziploc bags and promptly removed them when done chopping.

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Small Doses of Cultured Foods Add Up

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This week Julie examines how little things can make a big difference.  Join her as she goes through the small and simple ways you can incorporate small doses of cultured foods into your diet.

A Closer Look: San Francisco Sourdough

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“Real San Francisco flavor and aroma. Has developed beautifully over the last two weeks and makes a great loaf.” -Bill “The bread I make with this starter has the best flavor of any sourdough I’ve eaten. Have been making sourdough for years and absolutely love this. I plan on trying other starters as well.” -Tracie

Weekly Cultured Gathering: March 15

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  This Week Please share what’s culturing on your counter this week. Have a new recipe? What’s your favorite ferment right now? Why do you eat cultured foods? What have you learned that might help others? Please share a link to your favorite cultured blog post below. If you don’t have a blog, I’d love… 

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What’s New at CFH: Save 15% on Yogurt Starter & 2 New Sourdough Recipes

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Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and new recipes and products you might be interested in. This week you can save 15% on Yogurt Starters and enjoy 2 new sourdough recipes!